Harris wins Army, NOAA computer deals

Harris Corp. has won contracts with two government agencies to provide software to protect their computer networks against attack, the company announced today. The contracts are worth about $5 million.

Under a contract with the Army, Harris of Melbourne, Fla., will expand a previous agreement for the company's vulnerability assessment solution. The Army uses the product to detect vulnerabilities in more than 1.5 million workstations and services around the world and provide detailed reports on local network vulnerabilities.

The product also is designed to manage the large volume of security alerts the Army receives daily.

In the second contract, Harris has sold an enterprise licensing agreement to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company will provide a security scanner, console and analyzer to perform vulnerability assessments and computer security audits on about 340 major network systems in offices around the country.

NOAA's networks are vital to providing users with critical data, information and services used in weather forecasts and warnings. NOAA is also the lead science and research agency for atmospheric and ocean modeling.

Harris Corp., a provider of communications equipment and network test and management equipment and software, has more than 10,200 employees and annual sales of $2 billion, according to Hoover's Online.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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